I was taught by Edward Allington, Lawson Rudge and Brian Southwell. I graduated from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1977 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Ceramics.
I worked with Paul Cardew in his first business Sunshine Ceramics from 1978 to 1983. After a number of years making and decorating all manner of odd shaped ashtrays, punk mugs and Nat West piggy banks, I left to concentrate on my own work.
I made a range of brooches which were selected by the Design Centre. In 1983 with a converted pigsty as a workshop, I made my first teapot...a black and white harlequin. Encouraged by The Teahouse in Covent Garden London I began to make many more teapots.
In 1984 I moved to larger premises in Devon and began exporting to France, Germany, Italy and Japan as well as supplying many shops in the UK with a wide range of collectable teapots.
In 1990 I moved to North Cornwall in order to combine home and workplace and escape the rat race of Devon. In 1994 I was honoured to be presented to Prince Charles as part of Cornwall's "In Pursuit of Excellence" scheme.
I export a large percentage of my work to the U.S.A. and have been commissioned to make various complex salt and pepper sets for the Salt and Pepper Collectors Club of America!
More recent work has concentrated on handbuilt and Raku fired one off pieces and ceramic collage slipcast work for exhibition.